Francesca Olivier, Medline vice president of environmental, social and governance, has been named to Crain’s 2023 list of Notable Chicago Leaders in Sustainability. The list honors local leaders making “a measurable environmental impact” and “significant contributions to sustainability and/or community.”
“The 66 leaders profiled here all are innovating, and then some, on sustainability’s ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ mantra,” according to Crain’s Chicago Business. “They have launched programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the amount of garbage that goes to landfills. Initiatives they are championing cut back on water waste and save electricity.”
Olivier recently led the company’s evolution from a traditional corporate social responsibility program to a comprehensive ESG model that includes a broader, global and data-driven approach, all in an effort to make healthcare more sustainable and equitable. Medline recently released its first global ESG Report.
‘Making a tangible impact’
“When Francesca joined Medline, she created the company’s first sustainability initiative,” said Alex Liberman, Medline chief legal officer. “Today, thanks to Francesca’s passion, vision and leadership, Medline’s work as a social and environmental steward is making a tangible impact on the health systems we partner with and the communities we serve. We are grateful for her significant contributions.”